If you have experienced injury or complications with the Mirena IUD, you’re not alone. Since it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000, there have been over 45,000 adverse events reported with the Mirena device, including dislocation, expulsion, and vaginal hemorrhage.
Our Kentucky Mirena IUD attorneys know that there are many ways the Mirena device can lead to injury in women, but the most serious reported conditions often include:
- Perforation of the uterine wall. One of the most common dangers of the Mirena IUD is penetration or perforation of the uterus. If this happens, the device can migrate into the intestinal cavity, damaging and tearing internal organs and leading to abscesses, peritonitis, or bowel obstructions. While perforation most often happens during insertion, the injury may go undetected until it causes serious pain or irrevocable complications.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Pelvic inflammatory disease is a chronic infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and adjacent reproductive organs. PID causes a number of secondary conditions, such as chronic pelvic pain, lower abdominal pain, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, abscesses, and damage to the fallopian tubes and reproductive tissues.
- Ectopic pregnancy. Use of the Mirena IUD increases the risk of a pregnancy that occurs in the fallopian tubes or somewhere outside of the woman’s womb. The Bayer company’s clinical trial research showed that over half of pregnancies that occur in women using the Mirena device are ectopic. Women who become pregnant while using Mirena are also at increased risk of miscarriage and possible fertility issues as a result of ectopic pregnancy complications.
If you are one of the many women who have suffered a serious injury after using the Mirena IUD, there is help available. By pursuing a case against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, you may be able to get justice for your suffering and compensation for your medical expenses and loss of income.
The experienced attorneys at Gray and White can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (800) 634-8767, or fill out the contact form on the top of this page to start your FREE case evaluation. Your call is FREE, and we charge you nothing unless we win your case.